Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool: The Most Feared Team In The Land

When was the last time an opponent took on Liverpool, played their natural game and got the better of the Reds? When did a game finish and you genuinely thought, “they’ve gone toe-to-toe with us there, and deserved their win”? It has barely happened in 2016/17 to date, if at all. Arsenal were their usual selves on the opening weekend and were dispatched of by Jurgen Klopp’s men, and Chelsea were outplayed by a more superior outfit the following month. …
Kornmayer & Nemmer - Liverpool's Best Signing of the Summer

Kornmayer & Nemmer - Liverpool's Best Signing of the Summer

On the 12th of April, in the midst of Liverpool Football Club’s hectic schedule during the latter stages of season’s past, Liverpool hijacked Bayern Munich’s backroom staff. Andreas Kornmayer, now Head of Fitness and Conditioning for the Reds was to move to Merseyside, joining Jurgen Klopp to make his players the fittest in the league. About a month later, Liverpool once again pinched nutritionist Mona Nemmer from the German Champions. Klopp made significant changes to his backroom staff over the …
As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

As Jurgen Klopp says: 'Let's Stay Cool'

Top of the league, Klopp at the helm, and a rampant Liverpool team, faced with a set of upcoming fixtures, that on paper, look more than winnable. Yet Jürgen Klopp has stated clearly to cool any early title talk, and once again, he's right. The 'feel-good' vibe around Anfield, and amongst the Liverpool FC fanbase,  which I noted as 'Klopptimism' in my most recent piece, has transcended into delirium following the brutal decimation of Watford, at home. We need to take …
Liverpool v Manchester United: Pragmatism or Poor Performance?

Liverpool v Manchester United: Pragmatism or Poor Performance?

Oh, Lord this is going to be tricky. Before I start on this complex and somewhat tricky standpoint, I’d like to issue the following caveats. Firstly, I don’t like anything to do with Manchester United. I’m one of those people who finds themselves wiping their hands on their jeans if I accidentally brush one of their shirts in a sports shop. Ridiculous at my age, but there we are. Secondly, I don’t like Jose Mourinho. If I were to bump …
Observations from Liverpool's draw United

Observations from Liverpool's draw United

It wasn't what the majority had hoped to witness but the Reds finally ended United's winning streak at Anfield on Monday night. It didn't go to plan. Liverpool didn't blitz their bitter rivals. They didn't get revenge on Mourinho for 2013/14. But they did successfully manage to highlight just how one dimensional the special one actually is. As someone on Twitter said, United have gone from beating teams 8-2 to using that as a formation. Liverpool should have anticipated this but they failed …
Memphis Depay - Liverpool's Best Failure

Memphis Depay - Liverpool's Best Failure

Roughly sixteen months ago, Liverpool social media were furious once again, as we always are during every transfer window, at the club’s failure to bring in an explosive talent with quality, and at such a tender age in Memphis Depay. Coming to Liverpool would’ve made the most perfect sense in our eyes, well, in mine at least. To me, he would be the best replacement for Raheem Sterling, who’s departure from Anfield was all but concluded. The Memphis Depay transfer saga …
Risk underestimating Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool, at your own peril

Risk underestimating Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool, at your own peril

It's been almost a year since Jürgen Klopp was appointed at Liverpool football club. Whilst supporters instantly fell for his charisma, charm and wit, I've always felt an air of scepticism over the clubs future success under his tenure. Supporters fear the financial power of the clubs nearest rivals and the draw that money has to attract established talent. Crucially however Jürgen Klopp doesn't share that same doubt. He's a manager that believes in his own ability and that of …
Liverpool should fear nobody in another unpredictable Premier League season

Liverpool should fear nobody in another unpredictable Premier League season

Liverpool can win the 2016/17 Premier League title. I can hear the groans from here. “Bet you weren’t saying that after the Burnley game”, “Typical Liverpool writer full of hyperbole, putting a positive spin on everything”. I’ve heard it all before, don’t you worry. But if you can’t get excited about the way in which the Reds have blown Arsenal away for a period on their own patch, outplayed Spurs away and thrashed champions Leicester City, part of me wonders …
Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

Are Liverpool Dark Horses for the Title?

It's a new dawn in the Premier League. Not just in terms of more money than ever being pumped into the league effectively evening the playing field somewhat, but more importantly, never before have people been able to find a collection of the most influential managers in world football today within the same league at the same time. It's a who's who of managers as Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola join Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger, Mauricio Pochettino, Slaven …
Jurgen Klopp - Master of Psychology

Jurgen Klopp - Master of Psychology

"Lying is a common communication strategy" (Zuckerman) All managers are liars. They have to be if they want to be a successful manager in the modern game. These days they're expected to keep the fans on side, win the game of chess against the media and keep their players happy.  It's a juggling act that some struggle to balance. The more conniving they are, the more successful they tend to be. It's not a bad thing, after all, honesty isn't always …
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